Health Tip: Finding Hidden Lactose

It's not confined to dairy products

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(HealthDay News) -- If you are lactose-intolerant, you know you need to monitor your diet to prevent uncomfortable gas and bloating.

But dairy products aren't the only culprits. The National Digestive Diseases Information Clearinghouse lists these non-dairy foods that may also contain lactose:

  • Margarine and different types of salad dressing.
  • Deli meats (except kosher meats).
  • Snack foods, including candy.
  • Breads, baked products and processed cereals.
  • Soups, meal-replacement supplements, instant potato products and instant breakfast drinks.
  • Cookie, pancake and biscuit mixes.

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